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Ontario College Diploma

Welding and Fabrication Technician

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

For details on how this program will be delivered for the Winter 2022 term, please see the delivery modes for all programs.

Get the advanced knowledge you need to begin a welding career in two years.

Program Overview

Learn fundamental and advanced welding techniques

In the first year of your welding diploma, you'll get hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). In second year, you'll learn advanced techniques including flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding. This diploma prepares you for structural and pipe/pressure vessel applications.

Work in specialty labs with the most experienced faculty in the GTA

Experience hours of hands-on learning in labs that mirror the professional welding workplace. You'll learn from the most highly certified welding faculty of any college in the Greater Toronto Area. Sheridan instructors bring decades of industry experience into their teaching. Small class sizes mean you'll get one-on-one mentorship with these instructors to help you succeed in class and at work.

Graduate ready for a welding apprenticeship

When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to begin an apprenticeship. You'll be able to apprentice as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic. Sheridan's welding program has such a strong reputation that employers may decide you've fulfilled the requirements of a first-year apprentice and allow you to begin as a second-year apprentice instead.

Discover the best way to find welding and fabrication technician jobs

When you're in the classroom, you'll learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job.

You'll also study industrial practices in areas such as:

  • Metallurgy (chemical processes)
  • Safety
  • Blueprints and construction documents
  • Layout and fabrication
  • Trade calculations
  • Welding theory

Earn up to nine licences with the Canadian Welding Bureau

Our two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma provides opportunities for you to earn certifications with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). You may challenge structural steel tests in four welding processes to obtain up to nine licences. Sheridan welding students take their tests on campus at a discounted testing rate. It's one of the most affordable ways to get your welding certifications.

Explore your future welding lab

As a Welding and Fabrication Technician student at Sheridan, you'll work in specialty labs with industry-standard equipment. Curious to see inside? Take a virtual tour of a welding lab that you'll use as a student in this program.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ENGI16367Welding Trade Safety3
    ENGI19798Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Welders3
    MATH13199Mathematics for Welders3
    ENGI14579Welding and Cutting Processes4
    ENGI17545Structural Fillet Welding in the Flat/Horizontal Positions5
    APPL19402Computer Applications3
    COMM15586Industrial Workplace Preparation3
    Total:24
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ENGI10065Metallurgy for Welding3
    ENGI13672Blueprint Reading Applications for Welders3
    ENGI17370Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication3
    CADD13685Concepts and Mechanical Applications - CAD 13
    ENGI19014Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)4
    ENGI10004Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Flat/Horizontal Positions5
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:24
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    MATH20271Mathematics for Welders 23
    CADD20229Computer Assisted Design – 3D Model4
    ENGI20069Structural Steel Layout & Fabrication8
    ENGI25849Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Vertical/Overhead Positions6
    General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:24
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    Rigging & Hoisting Operations2
    Trade Science3
    Pipe & Pressure Vessel Systems Layout & Fabrication8
    Welding Operations Management4
    Welding in Pipe & Pressure Vessel Applications6
    Total:23

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Test

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Career Opportunities

After graduating from the two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma program, you'll be able to apply for a wide variety of jobs, such as:

  • Structural Steel Welder
  • Boilermaker
  • Steamfitter
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Millwright
  • Sheet Metal Mechanic
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Technologist

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Use safe practices in the welding environment related to personal conduct, use of tools and equipment and exposure to hazardous materials and conditions in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for industrial establishments.
  • Utilize blueprints and shop drawings to achieve specified weldment configurations.
  • Apply trade-related math skills to welding and fabrication including geometry, algebra, trigonometry, area, volume and ratio as well as calculations involving weights, loads and lifts.
  • Use the main thermal cutting, beveling, piercing and gouging processes common to the welding/fabrication environment to complete practical projects.
  • Perform hands-on, all position surface fillet and groove welds with backing using oxy-fuel (OFW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), flux core arc (FCAW) and gas tungsten (GTAW) welding processes and appropriate consumables and common materials of structural shapes and composition.
  • Perform open root welding on plate and pipe in all positions using SMAW and GTAW processes.
  • Correct weld discontinuities and fit errors, applying knowledge of metals, their properties and the impact of various processes on them.
  • Solve problems related to materials, tools, equipment and processes used in the welding/fabrication environment to acceptable industry standards.
  • Adhere to codes, standards and specifications relevant to each specific fabrication activity.
  • Apply appropriate distortion control and correction techniques to expansion and contraction forces when required in a given welding process.
  • Use the appropriate lifting, hoisting and rigging devices safely in welding and fabrication and according to weight calculations and configurations.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of time and costs using Word and Excel for a given welding/fabrication project.
  • Apply welding and fabrication industry knowledge and skills to meet expectations of Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) practical testing.
  • Perform preventative maintenance related to welding materials, tools and equipment.
  • Fabricate an item from initial sketches to completion and inspection according to given standards and tolerances.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,634.00
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,637.00

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

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Ontario College Diploma

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PWLFT

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Start date Campus Status
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Skills employers are looking for

Sheridan’s Welding program brings you experienced and connected instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes, hands-on experience and practical training in welding techniques. A Welding certificate from Sheridan is highly regarded by local employers and can provide a springboard for other occupations.

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